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Flamenco Class in Spain: How I Found My Inner Carmen

Flamenco Class in Spain: How I Found My Inner Carmen

Un, dos, tres, quatro; un dos, tres, quatro y… uuun, dos, tres, quatro! Our teacher was passionately clapping her hands while simultaneously tapping out the rhythm with her foot for us. I was taking a flamenco class in Spain. In Sevilla, to be exact. Next to me was my...

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12 Awesome Instagrammable Walls in Chicago

12 Awesome Instagrammable Walls in Chicago

There are so many reasons to love Chicago and its incredible street art is one of them. All kinds of wonderful murals and other colorful artwork are scattered all over the city's neighborhoods... on buildings, walls, underpasses, bridges, stairways. This art form has...

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10 Cool Things You Should Do in Lisbon

10 Cool Things You Should Do in Lisbon

I totally knew we would love Lisbon. Indeed, the Portuguese capital delivered, and then some. The city, which happens to be one of the oldest in Europe, is highly picturesque, full of incredible history and has both a distinctly local and cosmopolitan vibe. There are...

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A Special Time to Visit Lisbon: The Sardine Festival

A Special Time to Visit Lisbon: The Sardine Festival

Lisbon has a serious affection for its patron saint, St. Anthony. Every June, the city honors him with the Feast of St. Anthony or the Sardine Festival, as it is also known. During this time of the year many of Lisbon’s streets and plazas, particularly those in some...

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The Buzz About World Bee Day and Slovenia

The Buzz About World Bee Day and Slovenia

Do you know what May 20th is? It’s World Bee Day! I’m excited about it because I love bees and honey and also because the initiative for this global celebration was started by my native country, Slovenia, which has beekeeping in its heart. This (Bee) Love Runs Deep...

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Five Experiences Not to Miss at the Grand Canyon

Five Experiences Not to Miss at the Grand Canyon

I dreamed about seeing the Grand Canyon in person since I was a little girl growing up in Slovenia. It was one of the big items on my bucket list. I did visit it soon after I moved to the U.S. 20+ years ago and it was even more impressive than any of the pictures I...

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Our Family Cooking Class in Puerto Vallarta

Our Family Cooking Class in Puerto Vallarta

Visitors to Puerto Vallarta usually come for the sun, the beaches and, of course, the colonial charm of the old town. Because I love cooking, not to mention Mexican food, I had another must-do for our recent vacation to Mexico: a family cooking class in Puerto...

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My First Parasailing Adventure in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

My First Parasailing Adventure in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

I was standing on hot sand, barefoot, on a beach in Mexico. It was all because of a comment left by my friend Jonathan with 2dadswithbaggage after I posted a picture on Facebook, sharing with my friends that our family was in Puerto Vallarta, about to ring in the New...

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Common Tourist Mistakes to Avoid in Venice, Italy

Common Tourist Mistakes to Avoid in Venice, Italy

Venice has always had a special place in my heart. I visited many times when I was younger because I grew up in neighboring Slovenia and I could not wait to show it to my kids - who have never been to Italy before - on one of our trips to Europe. We finally had a...

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Helpful Guide for Navigating the Tokyo Metro System

Helpful Guide for Navigating the Tokyo Metro System

Even if you are a total pro at taking public transportation in large cities around the world, Tokyo subway system can be daunting, especially for first time visitors. First there is the language barrier. Then, an insanely big area to cover and equally insane number of...

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